Webinar Video: 10-Minute GDSII Tapeout Quotes

Re-play of a live eSilicon webinar moderated by Dan Nenni (SemiWiki founder) where we demonstrate our GDSII quoting portal.  Working with a real customer, we generate a complete, executable quotation for a production GDSII tapeout at TSMC in about 10 minutes.  We also explore "what if" scenarios to optimize unit price for the program. Created: July 31, 2014, 8:00 AM PDT.

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Jack Harding, President, and CEO, eSilicon Corporation

Jack Harding, President and CEO

Jack Harding is responsible for eSilicon's overall leadership, strategy and management.

Mr. Harding brings more than 25 years of management experience in the semiconductor industry, spanning the electronic design automation (EDA) and IC sectors. Prior to co-founding eSilicon in 2000, Mr. Harding was the president and CEO of Cadence Design Systems. Mr. Harding entered Cadence upon the acquisition of Cooper & Chyan Technology (CCT), where he served as the president and CEO, and was responsible for leading the company to an IPO. Prior to CCT Mr. Harding served as the executive vice president of Zycad Corporation. Mr. Harding began his career with distinction at IBM.

Mr. Harding maintains a balanced career, providing his services to industry, academia and government. He has held various directorships in both public and private organizations and currently serves on the boards of directors of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), RF Micro Devices and the advisory board of Atrenta, Inc. Mr. Harding has also held leadership roles at Drew University and Indiana University (IU) where he was vice chairman of the board of trustees and a member of IU's premier School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) advisory board, respectively.

In the public policy arena, Mr. Harding has served as a member of the prestigious Steering Committee at the U.S. Council on Competiveness and was a former National Academies' Committee member for Software, Growth and the Future of the U.S. Economy. In 2010, Mr. Harding was elected as the new value chain producer director to the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Prior to this, Mr. Harding served a three-year term on the GSA board as a semiconductor director. He also serves on the GSA Finance Committee. He is a frequent international speaker on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and semiconductor trends and policies.

Mr. Harding holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics from Drew University and attended the Stern School of Business at New York University.


Warren Ligan, CFO, eSilicon

Warren Ligan, Chief Financial Officer

Warren Ligan is responsible for the overall management and direction of eSilicon's worldwide finance, information technology, and corporate development functions.

Mr. Ligan brings more than 30 years of experience in financial and investor relationship management. He served as senior vice president, treasury and investor relations for Flextronics International Ltd. In addition, Mr. Ligan has held financial positions with large, publically traded companies, including Chiquita Brands International, Inc. where he served as CFO; G.D. Searle & Co. and Monsanto Company where he held a position as director, finance and international taxes; and with The Upjohn Company as an international tax counsel and manager, federal compliance.

Mr. Ligan received his Master of Law from DePaul University, a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Walsh College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1976, receiving the Army Meritorious Service medal for outstanding accomplishment.


Hao Nham, Vice President, Engineering, eSilicon

Hao Nham, Vice President, Engineering

Hao Nham is responsible for eSilicon's engineering and design organizations and initiatives.

Mr. Nham brings more than 20 years of experience in high technology product development, with extensive experience in advanced software products and IC and system design methodology. Prior to joining eSilicon, Mr. Nham was vice president of engineering at Cadence Design Systems, where he was responsible for advanced IC extraction and analysis and formal verification products. From 1992 to 1998, he held engineering director positions at Lucent Technologies. Mr. Nham started his career at Bell Labs, where he held a broad range of important technical and management positions.

Mr. Nham holds Bachelor of Science and Masters of Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.


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Gino Skulick, Vice President and General Manager, IC Solutions

Gino Skulick is responsible for eSilicon's semiconductor design and manufacturing services (SDMS), specializing in the design, productization and manufacture of ASICs for our customers.

Mr. Skulick has more than 25 years of experience building and leading sales and manufacturing organizations in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he served as eSilicon's vice president of worldwide sales, responsible for global sales and client marketing activities.

Prior to coming to eSilicon, Mr. Skulick was vice president of BAE Sales, one of the nation's largest manufacturer's representative firms, which specializes in the sales and marketing of semiconductors and related electronic components. Before BAE Sales, Mr. Skulick was the CEO of Aspen Technologies, a company that manufactured and sold microwave assemblies and semiconductor components. Prior to Aspen, Mr. Skulick served in manufacturing management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Hughes Aircraft Company.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Sciences, graduating cum laude from Pepperdine University.


Patrick Soheili, Vice President and General Manager, IP Solutions, eSilicon

Patrick Soheili, Vice President and General Manager, IP Solutions; Vice President, Business Development

Patrick Soheili is responsible for eSilicon's business development activities as well as eSilicon IP Solutions.

Mr. Soheili has over 25 years of demonstrated success at several leading high tech companies. Mr. Soheili has been president and CEO of On Demand Microelectronics, Cradle Technologies and Softcoin. He was a founding partner of Barrington Partners, a technology-focused venture capital firm, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Soheili was vice president of sales and marketing for Invox Technology. Prior to Invox, he was a senior executive with Altera Corporation. Before Altera, he spent several years in various marketing management positions with AMD and TRW.

Mr. Soheili holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters of Business Administration from Purdue University.


Mike Gianfagna eSilicon VP marketing

Mike Gianfagna, Vice President, Marketing

Mike Gianfagna is responsible for eSilicon's global marketing activities.

Mr. Gianfagna has over 30 years of business and technology experience in semiconductors and EDA. Most recently, Mr. Gianfagna was vice president of corporate marketing at Atrenta, Inc., a privately held EDA company. Prior to Atrenta, he was president and CEO of Aprio Technologies, a venture-funded design-for-manufacturability startup. Before Aprio, he was an early employee of eSilicon Corporation. Mr. Gianfagna has also held senior management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Zycad Corporation, General Electric and Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil). His career began at RCA Solid State, where he was part of the team that launched the company's ASIC business.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from New York University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.


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Subramaniam Hariharan, Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations

Subramaniam (Hari) Hariharan is responsible for eSilicon's operations and procurement organizations.

Mr. Hariharan has over 30 years of experience in operations management and strategic planning at various organizations in Singapore, Canada and the U.S. In his most recent role, he was vice president, global manufacturing operations and quality at Gennum Corporation. Prior to Gennum, he held various senior manufacturing management roles at ST Microelectronics and R&D roles at Indian Telephone Industries, Ltd.

Mr. Hariharan has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications from University of Kerala, India and a Master of Business from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.


Fritz Koehler, Vice President and General Counsel, eSilicon

Fritz Koehler, Vice President and General Counsel

Fritz Koehler is responsible for eSilicon's legal affairs and worldwide intellectual property.

Mr. Koehler brings more than 20 years of legal and business experience to eSilicon. Prior to eSilicon, he served as vice president and general counsel for Marimba, Inc. and served as the chief legal officer for Micro Focus and Merant. He also worked at the high technology law firms of Fenwick & West and the former Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison at the start of his career.

Mr. Koehler received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and History from Stanford University and his JD and MBA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.


Linda Rogers, Vice President, Human Resources, eSilicon

Linda Rogers, Vice President, Human Resources

Linda Rogers is responsible for all human resources activities worldwide.

Ms. Rogers has over 17 years experience working as an international HR executive. Her most recent role was managing her own consulting company where she worked with many Silicon Valley technology organizations to develop international human resources strategy. Prior to that, she spent seven years at Sun Microsystems in both senior HR leadership and strategy development roles, most recently as senior director of strategy, global communities. She has also held several HR roles with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in the U.S. and Europe.

Ms. Rogers received her Master of Science in Human Resources and Training from the University of Leicester and holds multiple strategy and human capital qualifications from the National College of Ireland, University of Southern California (USC) and Stanford University.


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Rob Cadman, Vice President of Sales, North America and EMEA

Rob Cadman is responsible for eSilicon's sales activities in North America and EMEA.

Mr. Cadman has over 20 years of experience in global semiconductor sales and operations management. Before coming to eSilicon, he was vice president of worldwide sales and key account management for Ericsson. Prior to Ericsson, he held senior sales management positions at Dallas Semiconductor (now Maxim) and Cypress Semiconductor.

Mr. Cadman holds a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

 
Chien Min (Davis) Wang, Vice President, Asia Sales, eSilicon

Chien Min (Davis) Wang, Vice President, Asia Sales

Chien Min (Davis) Wang is responsible for eSilicon's Asia sales activities.

Mr. Wang has over 17 years of experience in sales and marketing management. Prior to joining eSilicon, he served as Focaltech Systems' worldwide vice president, marketing and sales; Broadcom Corporation's sales director, Asia; and Cisco Systems's senior sales manager, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mr. Wang started his career at Macronix International Co., Ltd.

Mr. Wang received both his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Chung Yuan University in Taiwan.


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Alice Byun, Vice President and General Manager, eSilicon Korea

Alice Byun is responsible for the general management of eSilicon Korea.

Ms. Byun brings more than 18 years of sales, marketing and operations experience in the electronics and semiconductor industries. Prior to eSilicon, Ms. Byun worked for a number of startups and publicly traded companies including Virage Logic, Timesys, Tyco Electronics, M/A-Com, Filtronics PLC and Litton Solid State.

Ms. Byun received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara and her Masters of Business Administration from Oxford University in the United Kingdom.